Although the slots are available in plenty, there has always been a lack of useful PCI Express x1 products on the market. PowerColor tries to make things a little better with the introduction of their Theatre 550 Pro- a TV tuner card based on the latest ATI technology. Packaged in a PCI Express x1 interface, Theatre 550 Pro includes a host of other features such as dedicated 16MB DDR Memory onboard, Real-Time Hardware MPEG2 Encoding, and a 12 bit video engine.
..Without doubt, the Radeon 550 is one of the best TV tuner cards you can get for your money. The card is priced at $94 ( about AED 350) at the time of writing this review, and we feel that it performed exceptionally well compared to other TV tuner cards in its price range.
Published in: Graphics Cards on 2005-12-06